Friday 18 October 2019

Style: Milliners in bloom as new talents emerge

Creativity and verve: Model Katie wears a Deb Fanning floral crown with crinoline and beaded flamingos, €445.
Creativity and verve: Model Katie wears a Deb Fanning floral crown with crinoline and beaded flamingos, €445.
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Bairbre Power

Ireland's international reputation for millinery is richly deserved and a new clutch of hat designers coming through yesterday displayed their creativity and verve.

The Council of Irish Fashion Designers, which counts seven milliners in its ranks, showed spring-summer confections where blooms got quite the going over.

Deb Fanning of DFM used a rainbow colour palette with silk flowers, birdcage veiling and embellishments to create rich fresh bouquets where a sense of 'hippie deluxe' pervades the collection.

Michelle Kearns Designs, from Tuam, showed a luxurious 'Delicate Punch' theme using leathers, suedes and tulles in sculpted shapes to reflect "a fierce femininity".

Irish Independent

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